The extent to which freedom of speech and the right to objectively report the news is being curtailed has been highlighted with an attack on the far left Guardian newspaper for “anti-Semitism” merely for mentioning Jews in relation to the recent riots in London.
According to an article by Adam Levick on “CiF Watch,” which describes its mission is to “monitor and expose antisemitism[sic] on the Guardian newspaper’s ‘Comment is Free’ blog,” the Guardian newspaper is crawling with hidden anti-Semites who use that paper as a means to spread anti-Jewish sentiment.
The reason for Mr Levick’s attack was a somewhat inconvenient report in a Guardian report on the fact that members of Tottenham’s Hasidic Jewish community jeered at policemen battling to contain the riots.
In the Guardian report, written by journalist Paul Lewis, dated 8 August, it was stated that “The make-up of the rioters was racially mixed. Most were men or boys, some apparently as young as 10….But families and other local residents, including some from Tottenham’s Hasidic Jewish community, also gathered to watch and jeer at police.”
In reality, as live BBC coverage showed, it seemed that the crowd was almost completely Hasidic Jewish in makeup.
According to CIF Watch, the Guardian report “represents a flagrant violation of the Guardian’s Editorial Code” because it dared mention the fact that Hasadic Jews jeered policemen.
Nowhere did the Guardian say that “all Jews” jeered the police, and in fact the journalist went out of his way to say that other people also joined in.
So why they big fuss over a sentence in one of the most leftwing newspapers in Britain?
Is the Guardian a secret version of Der Sturmer, waiting for the day to peel back its liberal disguise? Not likely.
The reality is that the far left, in their mania to make any form of racial references illegal, have now been hoist on their own petards. They have created such a climate of fear about mentioning anything not one hundred percent completely politically correct, that even mentioning interesting, peculiar and almost inexplicable facts such as Hasidic Jews in London jeering police, is deemed to be a “racist” act.
One of the first tasks of any revived nationalist government must be the abolition of the laws and culture which has made it illegal to speak openly on any topic.
Freedom of speech is a right guaranteed to free British citizens by hard-won fights and tradition: we dare not let it slip away under the boots of the crazed PC brigade.